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Why These Vegetarian Monkeys Have Sharp Predator Teeth

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In the Ethiopian highlands, native Geladas have impressive canines despite being grass eaters. The reason is simple: The males need to defend themselves and their group against potential challengers.


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From the island of Madagascar to the mountains of Ethiopia, primates have conquered every corner of Africa, successfully adapting to specific environments and evolving over tens and millions of years. Follow biologist Patrick Aryee across the continent on his face-to-face encounters with lemurs, baboons, chimpanzees, and a gigantic ape of mythical proportions. His goal: to discover how they became acrobats and masterminds in order to survive and thrive in Africa's vast and varied landscapes.

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